Farmingville, NY - On September 11, Councilwoman Valerie Cartright joined with the Three Village and Port Jefferson communities to honor and remember those who perished during the attacks on our nation 16 years ago. The memorial events were well attended by residents, first responders and elected officials.
Somber bells, a gun salute, poetry and orchestral music from Port Jefferson High School students served at the Port Jefferson Fire Department at their station house on Maple Avenue. At 11:30 a.m. there was a silent service at the Brookhaven Town Hall 9/11 Memorial in Farmingville. The Councilwoman laid a wreath at the Setauket Fire Department Candlelight Ceremony in the evening. During the ceremony, Fire Department officials identified the names of those lost from the Three Village community on 9/11; including individuals, first responders, police and firefighters. The event was attended by families of victims, civic and faith based community organizations. Councilwoman Cartright also visited the Port Jefferson memorial to citizens which includes the names of the non-service member residents of Brookhaven Town who perished in the September 11th attacks. There the memorial plaques on stone structures list those names, and flanks the center memorial stone listing names of local first responders.
“For those that have been named and all whose names are written on our hearts, we stop and reflect on the 9/11 attacks today, “stated the Councilwoman. “The tracks of our lives have been irreversibly altered. It is so important to take the time to recall this tragic moment in history, and offer support, for those families in need. We must also keep in our thoughts and prayers the selfless volunteers and heroes who continue to make sacrifices for our communities” she added.